glossary

PERDONATIO UTLAGARIAE

PERDONATIO UTLAGARIAE perdonatio utlagariae (p[schwa]r-d[schwa]-nay-shee-oh [schwa]t-l[ schwa]-gair-ee-ee). [Law Latin ¡°pardon of outlawry¡±] Hist. A pardon given to a person outlawed for failing to obey a court’s summons. ? A person who voluntarily surrendered was eligible for this type of pardon.

PONENDIS IN ASSISIS

PONENDIS IN ASSISIS ponendis in assisis (p[schwa]-nen-dis in [schwa]-sI-zis). [Latin ¡°to be placed in assizes¡±] Hist. A writ directing the sheriff to empanel a jury for an assize or real action.

BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION

BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION bona fide occupational qualification. An employment qualification that, although it may discriminate against a protected class (such as sex, religion, or national origin), relates to an essential job duty and is considered reasonably necessary to the operation of the particular business. ? Such a qualification is not illegal under federal employment-discrimination …

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insurable interest

insurable interest A legal interest in another person’s life or health or in the protection of property from injury, loss, destruction, or pecuniary damage. ? To take out an insurance policy, the purchaser or the potential insured’s beneficiary must have an insurable interest. If a policy does not have an insurable interest as its basis, …

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ET SIC

ET SIC et sic (et sik). [Latin ¡°and so¡±] Archaic. The introductory words of a special conclusion to a plea in bar, intending to render the plea positive and not argumentative.

SANCTIO

SANCTIO sanctio (sangk-shee-oh), n. [Latin fr. sancio ¡°to ordain, confirm, or forbid under penalty¡±] Roman law. A particular clause in a statute imposing a penalty on any violation of that statute. Pl. sanctiones (sangk-shee-oh-neez). ¡°Sanctio (legis). A clause in a statute which strengthens its efficacity by fixing a penalty for its violation, by forbidding its …

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net cost

net cost The cost of an item, arrived at by subtracting any financial gain from the total cost.